Monday, 6 November 2017

HAYLE & MARAZION 05/11/2017.





Afew images from Hayle & Marazion yesterday morning.





STONECHAT.



LITTLE EGRET






JUV MUTE SWAN.

Friday, 27 October 2017

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER & ROCK PIPIT (ST GOTHIAN SANDS LNR ) 26/10/2017





A few images of the White- Rumped Sandpiper that turned up at St Gothian Sands yesterday,Bit late in the day when I got down there but well worth it a very obliging bird.
Also a Rock Pipit that walked right by me.
































Monday, 23 October 2017

VARIOUS 22/10/2017

A few images from yesterday on visits to Marazion, Hayle & Kenedjack Nr St Just.





MEADOW PIPIT  (MARAZION ).



RED ADMIRAL ( KENEDJACK VALLEY )





ROCK PIPIT (MARAZION ).



SPOONBILL & LITTLE EGRET ( RYANS FIELD.






SPOONBILL (RYANS FIELD ).



Monday, 9 October 2017

/FIRECREST (NANQUIDNO ( 08/10/ 2017 ).




A few images of a very obliging Firecrest at Nanquidno yesterday morning, I have tried for years to get some good images of this species, but always failed, so it was great yesterday to finally achieve this wish.




























Saturday, 30 September 2017

HAYLE & ST GOTHIAN SANDS LNR 28/29/09/2017.


A few images from Thurs & Friday on a trip to Hayle Est & St Gothian Sands LNR.
The last image is of rough sea state at Portreath along the North Cliffs coast road.






BLACK -HEADED GULL




BLACK- HEADED GULL 



BLACK-TAILED GODWIT.





BLACK-TAILED GODWIT




JUV SANDWICH TERN





JUV SANDWICH TERN.




RUFF



RUFF.





PORTREATH.


Wednesday, 20 September 2017

MONO VARIOUS FROM 2002 - 2017





Getting away from wildlife for a change, one of my other loves is Monochrome photography, so here are a few images from the library over the last fifteen years. 

























GREY PHALAROPE (HELSTON BOATING LAKE ) 16/09/2017





A few images of the Grey Phalarope at Helston Boating Lake last Saturday.
























Thursday, 7 September 2017

MARAZION & LANNER 06/09/2017.



Went down to Penzance yesterday afternoon, and on the way back made a quick stop at Marazion to see if the Baird's Sandpiper was still about.
I saw someone along the beach taking photo's, so grabbed the camera in the hope it was the Baird's, as I approached I was surprised to see it was Jr from JR & Sue's blog . So I can say Great to see you John, and sorry I was on very limited time, but will have to have a longer catch up next time.
Anyway did not see the Baird's and below is a selection of the birds we were looking at, the Baird's was located further along the beach but I did not have the time to see where it was.
When I got back home I found a very nice Common Blue Butterfly and three Small Tortoiseshell's in the garden.
So all in all a very nice day.






DUNLIN ( MARAZION ).





RINGED PLOVER ( MARAZION ).





SANDERLING ( MARAZION ).




TURNSTONE ( MARAZION ).




SMALL TORTOISESHELL ( LANNER ).



COMMON BLUE (LANNER ).



Sunday, 3 September 2017

ST GOTHIAN SANDS 01/09/2017



A few images from a trip to St Gothian Sands on Friday, quite a few migrating species around.
beside the images below good numbers of Sand Martins,Swallows, Two Swifts, and a couple of House Martins.
The Speckled Wood was taken on the other part of the reserve, where I saw five of these and a couple of Small Whites.




DUNLIN.




BLACK-TAILED GODWIT.






MEADOW PIPIT.



JUV ROBIN.




NORTHERN WHEATEAR.



SPECKLED WOOD.




Sunday, 20 August 2017

19/08/2017 BULLFINCH, GOLDFINCH. SMALL TORTOISESHELL




A few images from around the house yesterday, good to see some of this years broods coming to the feeders. The Small Tortoiseshell was the first I have had in the garden this year,and not seen any in other places. So they seem to be declining compared to previous years. 





BULLFINCH.




GOLDFINCH JUV.



GOLDFINCH JUV.




SMALL TORTOISESHELL.